"Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all."
- PROVERBS 31:29
Four words: Beach. Sunrise. Proposal. Emotions. You might want to grab a box of tissues for this one!
Everything that could possibly be said about the joy of this surprise proposal is written all over the soon-to-be-bride's face! But there are many words to tell behind those glistening smiles. Josh and Valerie are an amazingly inspiring couple to everyone who knows them - Nathan and I are SO blessed and honored to be able to call them our best friends. When Josh approached me about photographing his surprise proposal to Valerie, I nearly lost my mind! I felt so honored and excited to be asked to photograph this huge step they are taking toward marriage!
Josh and Valerie have been dating just over two years, each with many struggles and many victories in their lives. With Jesus as their rock, who has never failed them through it all, they know exactly where their help and hope comes from. Valerie has suffered f0r several years from an unknown, undiagnosed severe pain in her head that never goes away. Yet she is the most joyful person you will ever meet - I promise. Her laughter and smile are absolutely contagious! Her faith in God is the most inspiring I've ever seen - praising Him through the worst pain, trusting in Him always, and looking to Him for wisdom in every decision. Her strength and unearthly joy are certainly from the Lord!
Josh has been patient and loyal to Valerie through it all, loving her endlessly; he promised when he got down on one knee to love her unconditionally, serve her with the servant heart of Christ, and to never run away no matter how tough it might get. He is finally all hers to have and to hold, forever!
"She is my Proverbs 31 woman...," Josh shared with us after he proposed, gleaming with admiration at Valerie,
“Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.”
It is my honor to share with you, the future Mr. & Mrs. Barrow ~